Thursday, 26 July 2018

United We Stand, Indeed

On one level, who cares? The number of people who voted to re-elect Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Leader in 2016 was larger than the total number of Jews in the United Kingdom, and the turnout to hear him at the recent Durham Miners’ Gala was more than two thirds as large as that total.

It is not news that three strongly Conservative-supporting newspapers, all with tiny circulations, dislike the Leader of the Labour Party even more than they dislike a party that is run by and for people who would not have Jews in the house, or indeed in the House. There are no Jews in the present Cabinet, and there is a reason for that.

And those newspapers’ preferred definition of anti-Semitism has in any case been overtaken by events in the form of Israel’s recently enacted Nation-State Law. While it remains in force, then that Law, which can and must be repealed, makes Israel an apartheid state. 

Yet to say so would be to fall foul of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, whatever that may be. We could all have called ourselves that and then demanded automatic deference, if only we had thought of it first. 

The victims of this apartheid include the Holy Land’s Christians, who are predominantly descended from the ancient indigenous inhabitants that the Bible and all other sources depict as having been conquered but not destroyed by the Israelites, who converted to Christianity between the Day of Pentecost and the official Christianisation of the Roman Empire, and who adopted Arabic at the time of a conquest contemporaneous with the Saxon Conquest of what is now England. Those Christians invented the modern concept of Palestine. 

The Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders and the British have made Christian sovereignty the historical norm in this Land where Christianity began, and where Christians are the oldest population group, but where they are now among the victims of apartheid. So, Jeremy Corbyn, stand firm.

Not least against many of your own MPs, who play up to Far Right stereotypes of the Left, even defined so broadly as to include those MPs, by giving priority to the noisiest voices within an extremely small ethnic minority, voices that are themselves being raised on behalf of a foreign state that was founded within living memory by exceptionally vicious anti-British terrorists who are still revered as national heroes. Labour MPs like that are doing Tommy Robinson’s job for him.

But there is going to be another hung Parliament, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it. I need £10,000 in order to stand for Parliament with any chance of winning. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal.

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